October Events

Here are some events happening in the USA for the month of October! Enjoy!

 

October 4 – MA

Want to know more about a family heirloom? Take it to the curator!

Want to know more about a family heirloom? Take it to the curator!

Join the Museum of Russian Icons for another “Take it to the Curator!” day.

Objects will be viewed on a walk-in, first-come, first-serve basis between the hours of 11 am and 2 pm.

Icon specialist Frank Ford will be available to provide visitors with information about the region, date and subject matter of their icons. Monetary evaluations will not be given.

Mr. Ford converted to Orthodoxy in 1974 and has been an avid collector of Russian icons since then. He has taken courses at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and also has learned much from the well known icon expert Fr. Panteleimon, the Abbot of Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Brookline, Mass.

Where: Museum of Russian Icons
When: October 4 11am – 2pm
Telephone: 978-595-5000
Cost: $7 per object

October 5 – MA

Join the Bank of America and the Museum of Russian Icons for “Museums on Us!” Receive free general admission to the Museum of Russian Icons on the first Saturday of each month by presenting your Bank of America Card.

Where: Museum of Russian Icons
When: October 5 9am – 3pm
Telephone: 978-595-5000

October 5 – MA

Join Debra Korluka for a lecture and book signing!

Join Debra Korluka for a lecture and book signing!

 

 

The Museum of Russian Icons hosts a lecture and book signing with Debra Korluka!

Debra Korluka presents a lecture on her personal experience as an iconographer. She will discuss Byzantine technique and how the learning of technique applies to the practice of iconography as prayer and as a tool for Orthodox believers to acquire knowledge of the divine. She will introduce her book, Seeking the Face of Christ: the Way of an Iconographer, which is available for sale through the Museum Shop at a special discount: 20% off for Museum members, 10% off for non-members on the day of the program only.

Where: Museum of Russian Icons
When: October 5 1pm-2pm
Telephone: 978-598-5000
Cost: free with museum admission

October 5 – NY

Brooklyn’s Dweck Center presents their Annual Russian Film Festival!  “Igor Nikolayev: My Great War” (2012, 39 min, dir. Andrei Zaytsev) in which a World War II veteran narrates his personal story over a backdrop of real archival footage. “Solo for Ludmila Ulitkaya” (2013, 53 min; dir. Elena Yakovich) features the life of the celebrated novelist. And “A Pilot in Time” (2012; 25 min; dir. Alexander Kiselev) captures the visually stunning cityscape of contemporary St. Petersburg and juxtaposes it with the images of the same locations from the period of the Siege of Leningrad, a tragedy that still haunts the city.

Where: Dweck Center
When: October 5, 3pm
Telephone: 718-230-2198

October 10 – MA

Travel to Russia's best known sites with the Museum of Russian Icons!

Travel to Russia’s best known sites with the Museum of Russian Icons!

Learn more about the Museum of Russian Icons‘s June 2014 trip to Russia at this FREE travel presentation which will review the itinerary and answer any questions you may have. The presentation is informational and does not obligate you to sign up for the trip. Please RSVP to rsvp@museumofrussianicons.org or (978) 598-5000 by Thursday, October 3. To learn more about the trip, click here.

Where: Museum of Russian Icons
When: October 10 6:30-7:30
Telephone: 978-598-5000

October 12 – MA

Learn about Russian tea with the Museum of Russian Icons!

Learn about Russian tea with the Museum of Russian Icons!

Join Russian hostess Larissa Dyan and the Museum of Russian Icons for a fun and educational program that celebrates the central role of tea in Russian culture. Learn about the history and social aspects of enjoying tea in Russia, and see examples of how it is depicted in Russian art. Experience tea service from a samovar, practice some Russian vocabulary, and engage in lively conversation while enjoying a variety of teas and traditional Russian accompaniments, including pryanik (gingerbread), chocolate, buckwheat honey, black current jam, and other treats. If you like, you may bring your own special teacup and saucer to use.

Where: Museum of Russian Icons
When: October 10 1:00pm-3:00 pm

Telephone: 978-598-5000
Cost: $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Advance registration required; call 978-598-5000.

October 12 – MA

Enjoy borshch and so much more on the walking tour!

Enjoy borshch and so much more on the walking tour!

Join the Museum of Russian Icons for another installment of their popular Russian culinary walking tour!

Where can you find the best Russian borsch, pirozhki, and caviar? What is the Russian way to drink tea and vodka? Discover the answers at our 3-hour culinary adventure while tasting delicious authentic Russian specialties: light fluffy blintzes, delicate Siberian dumplings, imported caviar, mouth-watering desserts, and half-dozen more.

Take a shopping tour at Whole Foods Market; learn how to make traditional Russian dishes and find out the unique Russian ingredients that can spark up your every-day meals. Visit treasured Russian food stores and restaurants: Russian Village, Babushka Deli, and Vernissage; discover “hidden” Russian food in The Fireplace and Athan’s; and enjoy interesting personal stories about their owners. Find the best spots in Washington Square for entertainment, live music, and amazing food.

The tour meets at the Whole Foods Market at 15 Washington Street in Brighton, at the picnic tables outside the front door. Free parking is available at Whole Foods. There is a total of about 1 mile of walking, and the tour takes place rain or shine. Food and drink samples are included at every stop.

Where:  The tour meets at 15 Washington Street in Brighton
When: October 12 3:00pm-6:00 pm
Telephone: 978-598-5000
Cost: $44 per person. Register by phone at 617-869-5787.  Museum patrons receive a $5 discount by mentioning the Museum.

October 13 – NY

Brooklyn’s Dweck Center hosts the presentation of the fourth issue of  the New York based literature and arts almanac “Novaya Kozha”. “Novaya Kozha” is proud to introduce its authors: Igor Satanovsky, Leonid Drozner, Alex Galperin, Ian Probstein, John Narins, as well as the guest of the almanac, a writer from Berlin, Yulia Kisina. To register, please visit www.brownpapertickets.com and enter the keyword Brooklyn Public Library. Limit 3 tickets per person.

Where: Dweck Center
When: October 13, 1:00 pm
Telephone: 718-230-2198
To register, please visit www.brownpapertickets.com and enter the keyword Brooklyn Public Library.

October 17 – MA

Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova

The Museum of Russian Icons with the Worcester County Poetry Association hosts a reading of the poems of Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) in their original Russian as well as in English, as translated by poet and Worcester native Stanley Kunitz (1905-2006). Akhmatova will be read in Russian by teacher and translator Lise Brody. Kunitz’s translations will be read by Edward R. Cronin of the Worcester County Poetry Association and The Worcester Review.

Where: Museum of Russian Icons
When: October 17 6:00-7:30
Telephone: 978-598-5000
Cost: free with museum admission

October 19 and 26 – MA

Join instructor Larissa Dyan, a native Russian speaker, for a four-session beginning Russian Language study group on Saturday mornings at the Museum of Russian Icons. The course is designed to introduce beginners to the Russian alphabet and basics of Russian language and grammar. Students will practice articulation and pronunciation of Russian sounds, learn to write and to read in Russian, and build a basic vocabulary. Beginners will make up dialogs following a model and use them in the simple everyday conversations. During a break for Russian Tea, students will try different types of tea and Russian snacks as well as practice their Russian language skills around the tea table.
Cost: for all 4 sessions $60 for members, $68 for non-members.
Advance registration required; call 978-598-5000.

October 27 – NY

The Dweck Center presents Inna Faliks, who has established herself as one of the most passionately committed, exciting and poetic pianists of her generation. She is the founder and curator of Music/Words, which creates opportunities for poets and musicians to work together and inspire each other. Poet Vera Pavlova has published fifteen collections of poetry in Russian, four opera librettos, and lyrics to two cantatas. Her poems have been translated into twenty-one languages. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.

Where: Dweck Center
When: October 27, 4:00 pm
Telephone: 718-230-2198

Taryn Jones graduated in 2008 from the University of Victoria (Canada) with her BA in history and anthropology. During that time, she also studied Russian and art history, and was heavily involved with the university’s Russian Studies course union. In January 2012, she will begin her studies at the University of British Columbia in a double Master’s program in library and archival science. Ideally, she would like to work in a gallery or museum’s library or archive. She has traveled throughout Russia on numerous occasions, and first studied in St Petersburg in 2007. In 2009, she traveled across the country, beginning at the Mongolian border and going westwards towards St Petersburg. In recent years, she has studied art history and museum studies in St Petersburg with SRAS. Most recently, she wrote articles for SRAS’s “Cheap Eats” feature and interned in the Youth Education Center of the State Hermitage, where she researched artists, edited English-language texts and translated Russian texts to English. Taryn’s specific artistic interests are the Wanderers, Socialist Realism and photography.
Taryn Jones
Taryn Jones
Taryn Jones

About Taryn Jones

Taryn Jones graduated in 2008 from the University of Victoria (Canada) with her BA in history and anthropology. During that time, she also studied Russian and art history, and was heavily involved with the university’s Russian Studies course union. In January 2012, she will begin her studies at the University of British Columbia in a double Master’s program in library and archival science. Ideally, she would like to work in a gallery or museum’s library or archive. She has traveled throughout Russia on numerous occasions, and first studied in St Petersburg in 2007. In 2009, she traveled across the country, beginning at the Mongolian border and going westwards towards St Petersburg. In recent years, she has studied art history and museum studies in St Petersburg with SRAS. Most recently, she wrote articles for SRAS’s “Cheap Eats” feature and interned in the Youth Education Center of the State Hermitage, where she researched artists, edited English-language texts and translated Russian texts to English. Taryn’s specific artistic interests are the Wanderers, Socialist Realism and photography.